Mission, Vision, Values and Ethics

Actions matter. Deeds Speak.
At York Regional Police, our actions are guided by set of values shared by every one of our members. These core values are essential to carrying out the vision and mission of our organization in a way that supports our people and our community. Our code of ethics ensures that everything we do at York Regional Police is conducted at the highest possible standard. Our community expects and deserves no less.  


To make a difference in our community.


We will ensure our citizens feel safe and secure through excellence in policing.


Our five values support two important pillars: our people and our community.



We care about the well-being of our members and the community.


We are just and impartial in everything we say and do.


We have the moral strength to stand up and to do what is right.


We value and treat all people with dignity.


We conduct ourselves with honesty and integrity and we are accountable for our actions.

Code of Ethics

In both our service to the community and conduct in the workplace, we uphold the high ethical standards expected of us by members of the public and our organization.
  • We uphold our position of public trust by serving the community with integrity, professionalism and honesty. We are accountable for our behaviour, both in the community and in the workplace.
  • We preserve the rights and freedoms of all individuals in accordance with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Ontario Human Rights Code.
  • We faithfully administer the law in a just, impartial and reasonable manner to everyone, regardless of their race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, family status or disability.
  • We promote equality, diversity and inclusivity, both in the community and in the workplace. We treat everyone with dignity and respect.